Located in the state of New York, Long Beach is a moderately-sized city with a population of 33,670 people. In Long Beach, there are 15,203 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (81% White). Given that fact, Long Beach could be considered less diverse than other cities. Long Beach has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 64% have kids.
Living in Long Beach can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of New York, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Long Beach and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.
With a livability score of 68 out of 100, Long Beach is ranked #12,794 in the United States and #491 in New York. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Long Beach has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+) and employment (B). On a more negative note, Long Beach does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Long Beach on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Lido West Beach, Surf 2 Live Surf Retreat, and Lido Beach.
Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Long Beach has a violent crime rate of 62 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Long Beach. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Long Beach are affordable. The median home price for Long Beach homes is $455,800, which is 59.2% higher than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Long Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 14.9% higher than the New York average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Long Beach will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Long Beach, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.6%.
|Statistic||Long Beach||New York||National|
|Average one way commute||40min||33min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||64.4%||53.0%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||7.3%||6.7%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||18.6%||28.0%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.6%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||4.7%||6.3%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.1%||4.0%||4.6%|